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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with S.A. Wilson

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!
S.A WILSON!

Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
S.A WILSON
WHEN?
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
WHERE?

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR S.A. Wilson…

S.A. Wilson is an author who writes Christian/religious fiction and fantasy, among other things. He’s a military veteran who’s currently married with a house full of kids.

S.A. Wilson’s book is entitled: The Carpenter: A Retelling of the Story of Joseph of Nazareth

Description:

Joseph, a master craftsman and carpenter, stokes the ire of his family when he weds his pregnant (and seemingly unfaithful) betrothed, Mary. Pious, devout, and guided by the dictates of Heaven, Joseph has no issue with taking Mary – who still claims to be a virgin – as his wife and committing himself to the protection of her child, whom he senses is extraordinary.
However, there are others who are also aware of how special the child is, and not all have its best interests at heart. Among these is the despot Herod, whose oppressive rule and wanton cruelty are legendary. Deeply troubled by a prophecy concerning a King to Come, the tyrant is committed to finding – and eliminating – this threat to his reign. (And, having already murdered members of his own family in order to maintain power, Herod has no qualms about killing a baby.) In addition, there are forces beyond the ken of men that also recognize the singular nature of Mary’s child, and which are determined to keep the salvation that the babe represents out of mankind’s reach.
All of these factions and more converge on Mary and Joseph as they trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem in hopes of starting a new life. On a journey fraught with peril, Joseph fights to protect Mary and her unborn child from danger on all sides, including the elements, bandits, and Herod’s legions – as well as an utterly evil and otherworldly demonic force determined to stamp out mankind’s only hope of redemption.
Armed with little more than his wits, his faith, and his carpenter’s hammer, Joseph must face impossible odds to ensure the safety and survival of not only his family, but mankind’s future….
Purchase link:

Connect with S.A Wilson at the following links:
S.A. Wilson BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/s-a-wilson-da029fa7-59bb-49d4-b7bb-0bf8785c398b?follow=true
S.A. Wilson Blog: https://sawsatypicalblog.blogspot.com/
S.A. Wilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorSAWilson
S.A. Wilson Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6114610.S_A_Wilson
S.A. Wilson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100045150794057

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Tish Bouvier

My special guest cohost and I talk about writing and we promote each other’s work. Click the links below to hear and/or view our engaging conversation
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

TISH BOUVIER!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Tish Bouvier
WHEN?
Thursday, march 26, 2020
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR TISH BOUVIER…

Tish Bouvier (pronounce boo-vee-ei), IS an emerging author and haiku poet. She lives in Houston, Texas, married 27 years, with three daughters. After retiring as a hospice nurse, Tish Bouvier participated in NaNoWriMo and discovered a passion for creative writing. She’s writing her first cozy mystery series, and a 30 Day Haiku Challenge for Kids which can be found on her YouTube channel https://bit.ly/39hmV1p .

Her book is entitled, Echoes and Whispers: Haiku for NaNo Writers

Description:
Ignite your muse and STOP staring at a blank screen. Echoes and Whispers haiku for NANO writers paints a brief, though vivid picture written in the simplicity of a 5-7-5 format. Each haiku serves as a writing prompt to help writers and poets taking part in NaNoWriMo filter out the noise and listen to the whispers of forgotten memories, abandoned secrets, and a passing thought.

Purchase link:
https://amzn.to/3akBG4R

Excerpt:

anticipation
chaos silenced by whispers
scattered thoughts captured

Connect with Tish at the following links:
http://www.tishbouvier.com

http://www.twitter.com/tishbouvier
http://www.instagram.com/tishbouvier
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2yoFQIxVySc8bDloBqoyBw?view_as=public
http://www.facebook.com/tishbouvierwrites

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

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Special book feature: Heart of A Warrior by Denna Holm

Today we have another Crimson Cloak book feature. Instead of a police procedural, we have a fantasy read. I hope you enjoy this book by our own CCP editor, Denna Holm!

Don’t forget, you can get 3 books priced at $3.99 or less for $5 until October 31. Visit
http://www.crimsoncloakpublishing.com
and click on the “bookstore” link to take advantage of these fabulous savings! Use Promo code 3FOR5 at check out.

And now, for our featured book of the week!

Book Title:
Heart of a Warrior

Written by
Denna Holm

Description:
Elena Murphy is devastated when Gabriel walks out of her life. When her granddaughter is abducted by aliens and left to die on a hostile world, Gabriel is part of the rescue party sent out by his Council to find her. From the start, they both know there is a strong connection between them, but Elena fears that Gabriel is embarrassed that she is only half vampire while he is a powerful Hunter who has lived for over three thousand years. But when two children under her care are abducted, Elena will do everything in her power to get them back, including swallowing her pride to beg Gabriel to take her with him to track them down.

Gabriel has spent thousands of years searching for his destined mate, his eillelé. When he finally finds her in Elena, it is to learn she is half human. He knows this makes their options as a couple limited. If he takes her back to his world, Laizahlia, his Council will force him to convert her fully to vampire, and he knows she might not survive with her mind intact. And it is forbidden for their kind to live on Earth. Rather than risk her life, he chooses to turn and walk away . . . until two children under her care are taken by Slavers, and it’s him who led them directly to her.

Author bio:

An expert horsewoman from Oregon, now retired from training and showing horses, Denna has now devoted her whole attention to her second passion, writing novels.

Connect with Denna at the following links:

Website:
https://dennaholm.net/

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/denna.holm.author

Until next time, Happy reading.
Blessings,
Ann

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Is This the End of Free Facebook Book Promotions?

Those of us trying to promote our books on Facebook will have an even harder time doing so. Continue reading to learn more:

via Is This the End of Free Facebook Book Promotions?

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Character interview with Maylani Beacon

Hi everybody

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of valuable posts on my blog, but today, I have a character interview with Maylani. She is a magical creature I created called a native beacon. She stands about six feet tall, with a wing span of about six feet. I have just finished working on an article for the week and I settle on my bed to listen to the first of many podcasts, when a flute-like tone and a scratch on my door announces the arrival of my guest. So, without further ado let’s make welcome Maylani Beacon!

 

Me: Hi Maylani, welcome to my humble home.

Maylani: I don’t see how you got me inside your small camper. I’m so big and all, but thanks for inviting me anyway.

Me: Why don’t you wait out here while I fix us a drink and grab a few nibbles? I can make either tea or coffee for you. Which would you like?

Maylani: I personally like tea with milk and lots of sugar. However, if I’m out on a rescue mission, I will drink the juice from some of the natural roots of my world.

Me: I have a few tidbits to snack on as well. Would you like some pretzels, chips, or maybe a cookie or two?

Maylani: I’d rather go outside and nibble on natural plants, but for your sake, I’ll stick to fruit if you have it.

Me: Ok, how about some strawberries?

Maylani: Fine by me.”

Me: Hang on while I bring our refreshments outside. I follow her out onto the front porch, where I sit on the swing as she nibbles on her strawberries and a few dead leaves on the ground.

Me: Now that we’re nice and comfy, let’s get started, shall we? First of all, tell me a little about your family.

Maylani: There’s not much to tell. My father sits in his paddock all day long, making sure we get the assignments that will best suit our abilities. He always underestimates mine, so I get what I call light assignments, while my younger brother Maxim gets more of the heavy stuff. That’s not to say he gets the most dangerous assignments, because there are elder beacons who are sent out on wild and exciting adventures that neither of us are brave enough or experienced enough to undertake.

Me: Why don’t you tell your father about your abilities?

Maylani: If I did that, he’d either exile me from the land or send me out with the elders. I don’t fancy going on some of the life-threatening missions they are assigned.

Me: Are all these dangerous assignments rescue missions?

Maylani: No, many of them are, but some are fighting evil enemies like Fire Fly. However, these demons don’t fight fire with fire, they fight with weapons of mass destruction and these elders have sharp claws and fangs they use as their weapons. When they see the elders’ fangs, enemies run for the hills.

Me: Even those with guns?

Maylani: Oh yes, one of our elder beacons had an enemy’s arm bitten clean off his body, before he had a chance to draw his gun. We haven’t had any trouble out of that man and his gang since then. This is why I keep my abilities secret from Maxim and my Father, though I have a sneaky feeling that Maxim knows something.

Me: Oh my! That does sound dangerous. Before we talk about your abilities, I want to ask you about your melodious language. Can you tell us a little about that?

Maylani: We use a flute-like voice when we speak in Beacon Tongue. Our words are spoken in song, though not any tune you’d know if you heard it. We use this language to communicate in private and to summon others of our kind to help us in a dire situation. Let me share with you a sample of what I mean. She sings out a beautiful melody I’ve never heard before. Although I love classical music and flute music in general, this is very unfamiliar.

Me: Would you be so kind and translate for us?

Maylani: I said Thanks for having me on your blog.

Me: Why thanks and you’re quite welcome. That was absolutely awesome. Readers, if you could hear this melody, it would stop you in your tracks and make you take notice. I tell you what! Okay, not that I’ve been nearly swept away by your musical language, I’d like to ask you about your special abilities. Can you share a bit of information about these special abilities and what they are used for?

Maylani: Oh, you know the basic ones, but I can’t divulge too much information about my extra ones, because that would spoil the story for everyone else. All I can say is if I don’t do this, Maxim and the girls will be burned to the ground.

Me: What do you hope to accomplish by going out on your own?

Maylani: I know some special ways to take the dragons down! She chuckles in her musical way.

Me: Can you tell me this much? In your story, you spray rivulets of ice water on Fire Fly. How did you do that?

Maylani: I can tell you this much, this is a defense mechanism that I have no control over. I didn’t even know I could do it until I was threatened. Now, I must end this nice little chat, because Maxim is in need of my help.

The sound of her wings fluttering through the air is heard as I head back inside the house to have a bite of dinner, before slipping back into the camper to listen to a few podcasts and head off to bed. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to finish the story to learn her secret. Good night all and be blessed. Listen, if you like this post, please leave a comment and give it a share or two.

Until next time, this is Ann saying Happy Writing to all!

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How Not To Do Book Promotion.

This holds true for all authors, no matter in what genre you write. Please take this tip to heart and promote your books well.

via How Not To Do Book Promotion.